updated 08/25/2015 AT 8:16 PM ET
•originally published 11/13/2012 AT 11:35 AM ET
James Van Der Beek is sexy and he knows it – but does PEOPLE?
In anticipation of Wednesday’s big Sexiest Man Alive reveal, Tuesday’s Don’t Trust the B–– in Apt. 23 (9:30 p.m. ET/PT on ABC) features a very eager Van Der Beek vying for the coveted title.
During the episode, the actor’s pal Chloe, played by Krysten Ritter, storms into the magazine’s New York City headquarters and tries to take charge and get Van Der Beek on the cover.